There has been much debate about the underpinning assumptions of researchers mixing quantitative and qualitative approaches (for example, Pring, 2000).
Two contenders dominate: critical realism and constructionism. But there is considerable overlap between these positions and for many the differences are not clear.
In this seminar we will look at some of the issues and tensions underpinning mixed methods research and evaluate the positions taken by each of these theoretical stances.
This seminar is free to attend but booking is essential via the above link.
Tea and coffee will be provided.